2. As you get older the risk of shingles increases greatly.
3. The rash that forms on the body isn’t always the first sign of shingles.
4. Also, this rash can last up to 30 days.
5. Shingles isn’t contagious but if someone has contact with someone who has shingles they can transmit Chicken Pox.
6. The severity of Shingles varies from person just like the chicken pox.
-Sensitivity to light
-Flu-like symptoms (no fever) but stomach ache or chills
-Diarrhea when the rash starts forming
-Swelling and tenderness of the lymph nodes may occur
2. Long-term pain
3. Permanent scarring
4. Vision impairment
5. Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
– Can cause hearing and balance
6. Another attack
– Help shorten length and severity
– Must be started as soon as possible
2. Pain medicine may help relieve pain.
3. Wet compresses, calamine lotion, and oatmeal baths may relive itching.
2. Most recover without complications within 2-4 weeks.
3. Scarring of the skin sometimes occurs.
4. Recurrent attacks can occur.
5. The elderly may have a more difficult and prolonged time.
6. People under 30 experience little to no persistent pain.